What an end to Bull! Marvellously done!
Death Sentence turned out to be, well, about death sentences, in more ways than one.
The legal one, I didn’t know about. We are obviously aware that in some states they have the death penalty, but I’d not really understood how such a trial might work. A sort of ‘all or nothing,’ with a ‘quite a bit’ as an option. It’s really pretty dreadful, and I don’t particularly like to think about it.
And poor Bull, feeling not entirely himself, and drinking too much and sleeping too little. It’s not good for you.
I didn’t totally understand where Marissa was coming from, though. She admires him and his work. That much is clear. But was there more? We don’t want more.
Interesting too to see what the ultimate point of Professor Jameson was. There could obviously be more to the man than we’ve seen, but this was some climb-down.
Look forward to next season, hoping it won’t be as short as this one was. I need more than 22 episodes!
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That was a really wise start to the second season of Bull. We’d grown a little complacent, hadn’t we?
Instead of more smooth Bull moves, we are met with a discordant workplace, no money, and a Bull who seemingly teams up with the wrong side of a potential court case. And Chunk wants to leave.
Well, we can’t have any of that, and luckily Bull can still use his psychology to see who’s lying and who isn’t. Except when it comes to his lady friends, but that’s true of many men.
And then it turns out his clients don’t need to be told about his wonderful mirroring jury system, either. But this is Bull, and all will be well.
Bull has been light entertainment this year. But at least it has been entertainment. That’s more than can be said for Michael Weatherly’s last workplace on occasion. One evening recently I returned home late to an empty house, and I made myself lots of tea and sat down to unwind and feel good with the latest Bull. And I did. Bull has that effect.
I didn’t even hate J P Nunnelly these last three episodes. She was meant to be annoying. She was, wasn’t she? But it worked.
There is something relaxing about the way Michael doesn’t take himself seriously. And is Benny supposed to be Bull’s Cary Agos? They are alike both in manner and looks, setting aside that one is dark and one is fair.
I see Bull has been renewed for next season. This was something I didn’t believe in when I started watching. Well, I was barely expecting to continue to watch. It looked as if we’d have a possibly boring row of successful jury outcomes. What has happened is that, yes they are – successful, not boring – but it’s the how Bull gets his results that matters. That, and the fact that when someone goes free, they find the guilty one after a bit.
Here’s to more relaxing evenings with Jason and the gang!
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Put glasses on Michael Weatherly and he will look intelligent. I assume that’s the thinking behind ‘DiNozzo’ as a psychologist. I was – almost – convinced I wouldn’t watch his new show Bull. I don’t exactly need more series to follow.
But curiosity won, and the thing is; if you want to fill the hole left by DiNozzo leaving NCIS, you need Bull. At least for a while. I accept that this show might get boring and samey, but right now I think it’s fun.
Second-guessing juries in trials is an interesting concept. I’m thinking someone went looking for an angle on law to make another Good Wife without it being about lawyers.
What I can’t work out yet, is whether the concept will allow for failure from Bull’s team. If you get a new story every week, but he always wins his cases, some of the suspense will disappear. Or so I believe.
But I’m open to persuasion, so will hang on and see.